Weapon Tier List

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ABUductor

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Aug 12, 2012
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I know there's already a thread about this, but that thread was created in 2010 and the last post is from 2011. Plus, the information there seemed a little vague.
Since there's a Christmas event achievement about weapon tiers, I think this can be kind of useful. All the information in here was taken from KFMod.u (decompressed) after this year's Xmas event update. Most weapon files have a variable (bIsTierXWeapon, where X is either 2 ou 3) indicating the weapon tier, but some of them didn't have this variable, so I don't know about these.
Here's the list:

Unknown Tier Weapons
Support Specialist:
- Shotgun
Sharpshooter:
- 9mm / Dual 9mm
- Lever Action Rifle
Commando:
- Bullpup
Berserker:
- Machete

Tier 2 Weapons
Field Medic:
- MP7M Medic Gun
- MP5M Medic Gun (pre-xmas update; now "tierless" like the previous ones)
Support Specialist:
- Hunting Shotgun
- HSG-1 Shotgun
- Vlad the Impaler
- Combat Shotgun / Golden Combat Shotgun
Sharpshooter:
- 44 Magnum / Dual 44 Magnums
- Handcannon / Dual Handcannons
- MK23 / Dual MK23
- Crossbow
Commando:
- Tommy Gun
- AK47 / Golden AK47
- M4
- MKb42
Berserker:
- Axe
- Katana / Golden Katana
- Scythe
- Chainsaw
- Dwarfs!? Axe
- Claymore Sword
Firebug:
- MAC-10
- Flare Revolver / Dual Flare Revolvers
- Flamethrower
- Trenchgun
Demolitions:
- M79 Grenade Launcher / Golden M79 Grenade Launcher
- Pipe Bomb

Tier 3 Weapons
Field Medic:
- M7A3 Medic Gun
- Schneidzekk Medic Gun
Support specialist:
- AA12 Shotgun
Sharpshooter:
- M14EBR
- M99 AMR
Commando:
- SCARMK17
- FNFAL ACOG
Berserker:
- Buzzsaw Crossbow
Firebug:
- Husk Fireball Launcher
Demolitions:
- M32 Grenade Launcher
- L.A.W
- M4 203
Miscellaneous:
- Zed Eradication Device
 

HoopleDoople

FNG / Fresh Meat
Feb 28, 2012
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Here's my take on what intended weapon tiers are. In many cases lower tier weaponry is in practice equal or superior to higher tier weaponry.

Medic

Tier 1 - MP7
Tier 2 - MP5
Tier 3 - M7A3, Schneidzekk

As with all grenades, the Medic grenades are outside the concept of tiers.

Support Specialist

Tier 1 - Shotgun
Tier 2 - HSG-1, Vlad the Impaler, Hunting Shotgun
Tier 3 - Combat Shotgun, AA12

Tiers are really tricky for SS because every shotgun is a valid choice (for specific reasons) in an endgame loadout.

Sharpshooter

Tier 1 - LAR, .44 Magnum, MK23
Tier 2 - Handcannon, Crossbow
Tier 3 - M14, M99

I left out the 9mm pistol - it's kind of a tier 0 weapon as everyone spawns with it. MK23 and Crossbow are a good example of a lower (intended) tier weapon being arguably superior in practice to comparable higher tier weapons.

Commando

Tier 1 - Bullpup
Tier 2 - M4, AK-47, MKb, Tommy Gun
Tier 3 - SCAR, FN FAL

Probably the clearest weapon tiers of any class.

Berserker

Tier 1 - Machete, Axe
Tier 2 - Katana, Chainsaw
Tier 3 - Claymore, Scythe, Dwarfs Axe, Buzzsaw Bow

The knife is also basically a tier 0 weapon as everyone spawns with it. Chainsaw is really hard to place - it's priced like tier 3 weapon but used to be a spawn weapon and is pretty poor for combat.

Firebug

Tier 1 - MAC-10
Tier 2 - Flamethrower, Trench Gun, Flare Revolver
Tier 3 - Husk Fireball Launcher

There's a good chance Flare Revolver was intended as tier 1, based on the price. However, I'm a bit skeptical a tier 1 weapon would be given 125 base damage, afterburn even off-perk, and a 1.5x headshot multiplier.

Demolitions

Tier 1 - M79
Tier 2 - M32, M4 203
Tier 3 - L.A.W.

I wouldn't really apply tiers to pipe bombs. One could make a case that there are no tier 1 Demolitions weapons and that M79 should be tier 2 and the M32 tier 3. I can see why one might say tier 3 for M4 203 as well, but I think the price is a result of paying for two weapons in one. The M4 203 certainly doesn't play like a tier 3 weapon.

Perk Neutral

Tier 3 -Zed Eradication Device

Pretty clear considering the price and the unique, powerful slowing effect.
 
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ABUductor

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 12, 2012
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Truth be told though, your list makes more sense to me :D
As a friend of mine mentioned with me, it should be something as simple as: weapons that go under the 3 category (in-game) are tier 2 and the ones under 4 category are tier 3. And yet we have the Pipe Bomb, Crossbow, Chainsaw and Hunting Shotgun under the 4 category that are tier 2 weapons.
 

noob3

FNG / Fresh Meat
Sep 19, 2012
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Awesome list, the old one is outdated and not been edited in ages so it's nice to get an accurate one now